|CVSS SCORE||7.0, (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)|
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Microsoft Excel. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the parsing of XLS files. Crafted data in an XLS file can trigger a dereference of a user-supplied value as a pointer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: